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BMW Group Australia Ltd - BMW E53 2001 - 2002

recall information

Recall number
PRA number
Campaign number
00 65 1103 00
Original published date

make and model information

Year range
2001 - 2002
Affected units

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Due to a possible mismatch of software and hardware within the airbag control, the front airbags may be activated whilst parking the vehicle. The affected vehicles are required to have the airbag control unit reprogrammed; no parts are required.

What are the hazards?

When parking the vehicle, a software malfunction can occur, activating the front airbags and causing an injury.

What should consumers do?

Known owners will be contacted by BMW Group Australia Ltd or a BMW dealer. Consumers may contact an authorised BMW Service centre, or call the BMW Group Customer Interaction Centre on 1800 813 299 to arrange inspection and repair. Consumers can also contact BMW Group Australia via the BMW Group Australia website:

Additionally customers can go to the BMW Group Australia website, and use their vehicle's VIN, chassis number or registration number to check if their vehicle has an outstanding Technical Action, or an outstanding Safety Recall:
Supplier details
BMW Group Australia Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type